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Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Factors Associated with Hospital Commitment to Provide Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Lea Anne Gardner

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heliopolis, Phillip Matthew Gardner

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Foliage and Fabrication, Carrie Rosicky Garvey

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Length of Hospital Stay, Delirium and Discharge Status Outcomes Associated With Anticholinergic Drug Use in Elderly Hospitalized Dementia Patients, Kelly J. Gauthier

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Novel Characteristics of Murine Bone Marrow-Derived Macrophages and Human Macrophage-Like Cells, George Tharwat Georges

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A Needs Assessment For Annual Physical Examination For Selected Richmond Public School Children, Aimee Gibbs

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Genetic Variation Among Geographically Disparate Yellow Perch Broodstock Populations, Chandler Brooke Givens

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Making the Forest Together: Young Children Represent a Shared Experience in Clay, Anna Mary Golden

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Pietro Perugino (1450-1523) and the Practice of Reuse: Redefining Imitazione in the Italian Renaissance, Kelly A. Goodman

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Children's Coping with Peer Rejection Experiences: The Regulating Role of Emotion, Kimberly L. Goodman

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Raubeaux Scientician, Joe W. Grant III

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Institutional Transformation: A Case Study of an Urban Midwestern University, Jane M. Grassadonia

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Influences on Health Related Quality of Life in Community Dwelling Adults Aged 60 Years and Over, Hilary Beth Greenberger

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Low Frequency Energy Harvesting Using Clamped Pre-Stressed Unimorph Diaphragms, Christopher W. Green

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A Longitudinal Investigation of Cognitive Predictors of Self-care Behaviors in Youth with Type I Diabetes, Michelle Marie Greene

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Is Safe Haven Legislation an Efficacious Policy Response to Infant Abandonment: A Biopsychosocial Profile of the Target Population, Stephanie Mayes Gruss

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Interspecies Pharmacokinetic Scaling and Metabolism of Alcohols and Glycols, Pankaj Gupta

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Mechanisms of Iron Acquisition Employed by Neisseria Gonorrhoeae for Survival within Cervical Epithelial Cells, Tracey Ann Hagen

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Determinants of Dating Violence Among Youth in the U.S., Candace Hamm

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The Assistant Director, Stephanie R. Hanna

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Oral Health Knowledge of Caregivers in a Primary Care Setting, Annelise Cecile Hardin

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Investigations into Social Game Theory, Stephen Bryce Harper

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The Path Is A Circle, MaryLea Martin Harris

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Combinatorial Modulation of Multiple Signaling Pathways to Gain Therapeutic Response in Breast and Prostate Cell Carcinomas, William Tressel Hawkins II

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Revel and Revamp, Rachel Brooke Hayes

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Evolving a Theatre of Truth, Susan Hayes

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A Determination of the Association of Competition and Regulation With Hospital Strategic Orientation, Kathleen B. Heatwole

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Light of Life, Sabina I. Henry

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Last Stand at Big Thunder Mountain, David Herbert

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The Use of Osteoporotic Medications Following a Fracture, Elizabeth O'Brien Herman

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Immunotoxicological Evaluation Of Critical Windows Of Development Following Exposure to 1,2:5,6 Dibenzanthracene in B6C3F1 Mice, Denise Marie Hernandez

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Assessing, Modifying, and Combining Data Fields from the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) Dataset and the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) Datasets in Order to Compare Concentrations of Selected Drugs, Amy Elizabeth Herrin

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Invasion Genetics of the Blue Catfish (Ictalurus Furcatus) Range Expansion into Large River Ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Colleen Beth Higgins

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The Effects of Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers On Mean Arterial Pressure, Arteriolar Diameter, and Nitric Oxide in the Microcirculation, Veronique C. Hionis

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James River Anthology at Seven Hills School, Heather Simpson Hogg

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Cowboy: An Agile Programming Methodology for a Solo Programmer, Ashby Brooks Hollar

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The Barbershop: a photographic documentation and exhibition, Justin K. Howard

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Enhancing the Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Porphyrins and Molecular Wires, Jonathan L. Humphrey

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Community College Instructors' Perceptions of Online Teaching and Learning: A Study of a Rural Community College, Joy F. Hurt

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The Huacas of Machu Picchu: Inca Stations for The Communion Between Humanity and Nature, Lee Anne Hurt

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Cigarette smoking as a risk factor for asthma: NHANES 1999-2002, Stuart Rodes Hutter

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Design and Validation of a Full Contact Gait Simulator for the Cadaveric Lower Extremity, Joseph Michael Iaquinto

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FACTS OF THE IMAGINATION (FROM THE INSIDE OUT), Janelle Ann Iglesias

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A Shift In Perspective, Andrew Patrick Ilnicki

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A 'Biorelevant' Approach for Accelerated In Vitro Release and In Vitro-In Vivo Relationship of a Biodegradable, Naltrexone Implant, Sunil S. Iyer

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The Theatre That Will Be: 'Devised Theatre' Methodologies and Aesthetics in Training and Practice, Lisa Kathleen Jackson

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COMPARISON OF LONGITUDINAL AND CONVENTIONAL DATA ANALYSIS METHODS FOR ASSESSING EFFECTIVENESS, Pravin R. Jadhav

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The Post-9/11 Federal Homeland Security Paradigm and the Adoptive Capacity of Public Administration Theory and Practice, Chaya Rani Jain

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Health Promoting Lifestyle and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Saichol Janwijit

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A Life Disrupted: Still Lived, Judith M. Jarosinski

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Student Learning Assessment in the Social Sciences: Establishing A National Baseline for Criminal Justice Programs, Jennifer N. Jenkins

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Dual Regulation of Telomerase Activity By HSF1 And Its Role in Prostate Cancer Progression, Keith Douglas Ostergaard Jensen

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An Investigation of the Impact of Corporate Governance on Decision to Expense Employee Stock Options, Ling Jiang

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Undone, Julie J. Johnson

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Sphere of Influence, Benjamin Andrew Jones

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The Other Side of the Fence, Benjamin S. Jones

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It's an Irish Lullaby: One Story of Hyphenated American Culture, Mary-Ellen Jones

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A Prelude to a Third Dimension of the Periodic Table: Superatoms of Aluminum Iodide Clusters, Naiche Owen Jones

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Characterization of the Rank Ligand Positive Giant Cell Found in the Interfacial Membrane, Patrick Emerson Jones

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Adaptive Re-use of Abandoned Structure - A Holistic Urban Experiment, DongJoo Kang

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Phospholipase A2 Induced Monocyte Chemotaxis to Apoptotic Cells, Kwasi Karikari

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Regulation of Murine Mast Cell Homeostasis by TGF-β1 and CD4+CD25+C Regulatory T Cells, Mohit Kashyap

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The Effect Of Stationary UV Excitation On The Optical Behavior Of Electrochemically Self-Assembled Semiconductor Nanowires, Rajesh A. Katkar

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Forecasting Stability Levels for the Countries of the Former Soviet Union, Margaret Erin Keck

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Diffuse Brain Injury Triggers Ultra-Rapid Perisomatic Traumatic Axonal Injury, Wallerian Change, and Non-Specific Inflammatory Responses, Brian Joseph Kelley

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Genetic Assessment of Rare Blackbanded Sunfish (Enneacanthus Chaetodon) Populations in Virginia, Diana Marie Kercher

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A Normal-Mixture Model with Random-Effects for RR-Interval Data, Jessica McKinney Ketchum

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ATM-Dependent ERK Signaling in Response to DNA Double Strand Breaks, Ashraf Khalil

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HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors Act Synergistically with UCN-01 Through RAS Inhibition, Payal Khanna

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Identification of Novel Allosteric Regulators of Human Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase, Shilpa S. Kharalkar

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Knowledge and Perceived Ambiguity of Physical Activity Recommendations and Physical Activity in Men and Women in the United States, Laura G. Kiken

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Quantifying the Effects of Correlated Covariates on Variable Importance Estimates from Random Forests, Ryan Vincent Kimes

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An Evaluation of Hospital Capital Investment after the Balanced Budget Act, Tae Hyun Kim

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The Effect of Operational Speed on the Fracture of Nickel Titanium Rotary Instruments, George Gray Kitchens Jr.

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Empirical Characterization of Variability Among Affymetrix Probe Set Expression Summaries by Sequence Fidelity, Shelbie B. Kliner

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Healing Interior: Using Eastern Design Principles in Hotel Design, YunJu Lee Koh

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The Prevalence of the Need for Esthetic Crown Lengthening in Post Orthodontically Treated Subjects, Bryan Marc Konikoff

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Poverty, Inequality & Terrorism Relationship in Turkey, Mutlu Koseli

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Comparing Institutions: The Institution of Critique and the Post-Museum, Jenna K. Kowalke

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The Antimicrobial Effect of MTAD, Sodium Hypochlorite, Doxycycline, and Citric Acid on E. faecalis, Trisha Ann Krause

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The Role of Gonadal Hormones on Opioid Receptor Protein Density in Arthritic Rats, Matthew Kren

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A Model to Predict 24-Hour Urinary Creatinine Level Using Repeated Measurements, Donna S. Kroos

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Lifelong Learners Study in Virginia, Dianne Quinn Kurec

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Pathological Upregulation of a Calcium-Stimulated Phosphatase, Calcineurin, in Two Models of Neuronal Injury, Jonathan Elledge Kurz

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Little Paintings, Robert William Land

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Bitterroot Landing: An Adaptation from Novel to Stage, Christy Leake

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Factors Associated with High Sexual Risk Behavior in Single Women, Thomas B. M. Leecost

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A Multicenter assessment of the on-label and off-label usage of erythropoietic agents( epoetin alfa and darbepoetin alfa) in critically ill ICU patients : A retrospective study, Seina Park Lee

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Gender and Forgiveness in Early Married Couples, Andrea J. Lerner

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Computational Modeling to Predict Mechanical Function of Joints: Validations and Applications of Lower Leg Simulations, Peter C. Liacouras

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The Enduring Image, Michelle Lieb

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Characterization of the TCOF1 Gene Using a Neuroblastoma Cell Line and a Mouse Model, Lin Li

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Understanding How African-American Middle School Students Cope with Peer Victimization: A Mixed-Methods Approach, Suzanne C. Linkroum

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Forging Space, Chance Burdick Liscomb

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A Comparison for Longitudinal Data Missing Due to Truncation, Rong Liu

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C - Reactive Protein, Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke in the Elderly: The Cardiovascular Health Study, Xia Li

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Characterization of Perphenazine and Scopolamine Aerosols Generated Using the Capillary Aerosol Generator, Xihao Li

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From Below Table Mesa, Cynthia Grier Lotze

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The Predictive Relationship of Inhibitory Control, Emotion Regulation, Moral Emotions, and Life Stressors on Behavior Problems in School-Aged Children of Incarcerated Mothers, Geraldine M. Lotze

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Hospitals' Decision to Vertically Integrate Skilled Nursing Units Before and After the Balanced Budget Act, Betty C. Lucente